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Jury finds Buck Ballard guilty of murder, sodomy

Late Tuesday afternoon, a Woodford County jury returned guilty verdicts of murder and sodomy against Lewis "Buck" Ballard.

Tuesday morning, Buck Ballard's defense attorney presented closing arguments to the jury.

The prosecution conducted theirs a short time later.

The defense tried to cast blame for 6 year old Wesley Mullins' death at the boys grandfather.

Ballard took the stand Monday.

He was charged with killing Mullins in a Bourbon County home two years ago. Ballard spent time in prison in the early 90's for raping a 12-year old girl in Bourbon county.

Ballard could face the death penalty. The jury will now decide the sentence.

The jury got the case just before noon on Tuesday.

Ballard has the right to appeal the jury's decision.


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